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Microsoft launches Surface Pro 3 tablet

The Surface Pro 3 tablet launched by Microsoft recently have some promising features in built, however the device is yet to pose any meaningful threat against Apple’s still dominant iPad.

Microsoft is all geared up to compete against the iPad mini, which is why it had created Surface Pro 3 tablet- a viable replacement for your laptop.  There is a tough competition going on between Microsoft and Apple and the one who’ll get all the benefits out from this are customers.

Explaining about the benefits of using Surface Pro 3, Analyst Jack Gold, said, “Microsoft completely understands what its user wants and that its future is not at the low end of consumer tablets, where ultra-thin margins and highly competitive vendors will dominate.”

He added, “We have focused on business users who look at tablets as replacement for their laptop.” The company has already started taking preorders and the price at which you can bring Surface Pro 3 home is $799. The first units of Pro 3 will be available on June 20.

This new slate has 12.1-inch full HD display that is larger than the 10.6-inch display on current surface Pro models. It has Windows 8.1 software installed with fourth-generation Intel Core processors that made it capable of handling the software like Adobe Photoshop. With Surface Pro 3, a user can get up to nine hours of battery life even after surfing the web.

Other specifications of the device include a light weight magnesium machine (1.76 pounds), single USB 3.0 port, micro SD card slot, and a mini HDMI port. Just in case you want an optional docking station to add ports and connectors to have more of a desktop experience then be ready to pay $199.99 for the add on.

Microsoft is also planning to introduce the pressure-sensitive pen that it believes is as natural and personal as writing with real pen on paper. Also, the company is putting emphasis on preloading Microsoft’s OneNote program, which is free, however, the user has to subscribe to Office 365 for other Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

During the launch Microsoft executive Panos Panay actually dropped the tablet intentionally on stage to show its durability however he did not make any formal claims about its sturdiness.

Best Buy Insignia Flex: Another Android tablet for penny pinchers

After Google’s Nexus 7, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and Apple’s iPad Mini, the latest brand that has joined the bandwagon of cheap tablet manufacturers is Best Buy. According to a recent announcement, Best Buy is all geared up to launch its new Android tablet under its in-house brand – Insignia. The tablet, which will hit Best Buy stores on November 11th under the name Insignia Flex, will feature a 9.7-inch screen and will be powered by dual core 1 GHz processor. The tablet has been designed to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Additionally, it offers 10 hours of battery life, once fully charged.  The Insignia Flex weighs 1.45 pounds, similar to the weight of 9.7-inch iPad that weighs around 1.44 pounds. It will come equipped with a camera that can also be utilized for video conferencing.

Unfortunately, Best Buy has kept other details under the covers. It has not outlined other specifications of this Android tablet, like total amount of RAM, its storage capacity, screen type, or wireless configuration. Designed to cater the lower-end segment, the price of Insignia Flex is kept in line with the other small-screen offerings like 7-inch Samsung Galaxy tab. The new Android tablet is expected to be priced at around $239 to $259. Pricing will definitely give Best Buy an advantage over other entry-level tablets like $399 Apple iPad and $299 Amazon Kindle Fire.

Insignia, the popular brand of Best Buy, has traditionally offered competitive high-definition TVs, Blu-ray players, and other low-cost home electronics to the customers who look for more affordable products. However, with intense competition in the market, Insignia Flex needs aggressive price point and distinguishing technical specs to stand out from its rivals.

With holiday’s season around the corner, buyers longing to buy Insignia Flex can aim for additional discounts and attractive offers on Best Buy stores.

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ASUS® launches The Dark Knight Rises promotional offer

ASUS is feeling as elated as Warner Bros. to celebrate the release of The Dark Knight Rises, a sequel to the blockbusters: Batman Begins (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008).

Lately ASUS and Warner Bros. have launched an exclusive cooperative campaign to highlight the superhero action film The Dark Knight Rises.

Check out how?

To rejoice the release of The Dark Knight Rises, ASUS along with Warner Bros. is giving their fans a golden chance to win any of the three thrilling The Dark Knight Rises merchandise prize packs worth up to $1000 each and movie passes on purchasing ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201.

“With so much hype and anticipation building around The Dark Knight Rises both locally and abroad, we expect to receive great traction and response from the promotion, which will serve to continue ASUS’ commitment in supporting our valued retail and channel networks,” said Vivian Hung, ASUS System Business Group Regional head.

Available till 31st August, 2012, currently the promotional offer can be redeemed online via the official ASUS website.

About ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201

This ASUS model comes packed with a slew of features, including SonicMaster Premium technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. Also, it includes NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU, 1080P Full HD video playback, 3D games, and Waves MaxxAudio 3 processing tools for rich multimedia experience.

Fujitsu® releases Stylistic Q552 Windows® tablet

Fujitsu is leaving no stone unturned to make its place in the world of tablet PCs. And thus, lately the company has released a new Stylistic Q552 Windows tablet.

The lately introduced Q552 is a rugged slate PC that is primarily made for business users. This model sports a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display with a 160 degree viewing angle. It features a capacitive touchscreen, enabling users to use the device with fingertips. Also, there is a digital pen and active digitizer that can be used to draw or write on the screen.

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q552 Windows tablet is currently equipped with 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB SSD, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity option. Apart from this, the latest tablet offers 802.11n Wi-Fi and sports USB 2.9 port, SD card slot, and HDMI connector.

Since the tablet is primarily made for the corporate customers, it incorporates SmartCard reader, fingerprint sensor, along with other enhanced security features.

Fujitsu® Stylistic Q702 – A business hybrid tablet unveiled

Lately the Japan-based IT company, Fujitsu, has introduced an exclusive business hybrid tablet, Stylistic Q702 that can be easily converted into a notebook with an optional keyboard dock. Introduced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Stylistic Q702 will become available in Q3, 2012 at $1099.

Offering improved durability, portability, security, and productivity, Stylistic Q702 is the first slate PC by Fujitsu. The newest tablet comes outfitted with a number of features to offer its users superior computing experience. It incorporates Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching technology, LED backlit, and extremely durable 11.6-inch display. Having screen display resolution of 1366×768 pixels, the tablet has the ability to support stylus as well as touch input.

Under the hood, Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 includes Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors (Core i3 or i5), 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. The dock of the tablet adds two USB ports, VGA, and Ethernet jack.

If you are a corporate professional looking for a tablet to fulfill your on-the-go computing needs, Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 is an ideal choice to consider.

“Fujitsu pays close attention to what the market requires and continues to grow its mobile portfolio with form factors designed for how people work,”-“With the new Stylistic Q702 business hybrid tablet, Fujitsu is delivering the best of both worlds: the portability and ease-of-use of a tablet, which is perfect for consuming content, and an optional attachable keyboard, converting the device into a notebook with a full keyboard where it’s easier to create content.”

Motion Computing releases Windows®-based tablet PC

Motion Computing, an established name in the world of tablet PCs, lately released their next-generation Windows-based Tablet PC, CL910.

Exclusively designed for business use, the Motion Computing CL910 sports an array of features and can be upgraded to the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Motion’s most recent CL-Series tablet offers optimized durability along with connectivity, enabling mobile professional remain productive across key vertical markets.

Primarily, Motion Computing CL910 includes:

• 10.1-inch display with capacitive two-finger touch, high-resolution digitizer pen input and Corning Gorilla Glass for enhanced durability
• Intel Atom N2600 dual core processor
• Optional Gobi connectivity with GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 and a wireless SIM for robust communication
• 3.0MP front-facing camera and 1.3MP rear-facing web camera
• CL-Series SlateMate with Magnetic Stripe Reader and Barcode Scanner

In addition to this, CL910 Tablet PC boasts Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for safe information management and data protection. This new Tablet PC by Motion Computing seamlessly integrates with myriad of business environments, including field service, healthcare, and retail.

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